guess the mainboard

vollspacken

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Oct 17, 2002
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I have got my hands on a classic SGI O2 workstation

the problem is, that I don't know which CPU the machine uses...

does anyone know, what processor this SGI o2 workstation has? I attached two pics of the board...

:confused:

thanks
vSpacken
 

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macrumors 68030
Dec 30, 2004
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I have seen these before................but....I donæt get what is so special about them...can someone tell me :eek:
 

efoto

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Nov 16, 2004
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Platform said:
I have seen these before................but....I donæt get what is so special about them...can someone tell me :eek:
Me too, I have heard the name of both the proc and the board floating around here and there, what is so special about them?

That looks like a ton of RAM, how much?
 

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macrumors 68030
Dec 30, 2004
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efoto said:
Me too, I have heard the name of both the proc and the board floating around here and there, what is so special about them?

That looks like a ton of RAM, how much?
Yeah old computers with tons of RAM :eek: :eek:
 

blakespot

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The SGI O2 may have an R5000, R5200, R10000, or R12000.

My 02 has a 175MHz R10000.

More info about the O2 architecture: here

As you can see in the photo of my motherboard my heatsink/fan is far larger than yours. That said, it would seem certain you have an R5000 or R5200. If the machine is functional, type "hinv" to get a list of the hardware inventory.




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840quadra

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blakespot said:
The SGI O2 may have an R5000, R5200, R10000, or R12000.

My 02 has a 175MHz R10000.

More info about the O2 architecture: here

As you can see in the photo of my motherboard my heatsink/fan is far larger than yours. That said, it would seem certain you have an R5000 or R5200. If the machine is functional, type "hinv" to get a list of the hardware inventory.


blakespot

Wow.. TMI... TMI.. :)

It is a good read, I see how this may be something else to add to the toy collection..